Forensic Signature Verification Competition 4NSigComp2010 - Detection of Simulated and Disguised Signatures

Marcus Liwicki, C. Elisa van den Heuvel, Bryan Found, Muhammad Imran Malik

In: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition. International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR-2010) November 16-18 Kolkata India Pages 715-720 2010.


This competition scenario aims at a performance comparison of several automated systems for the task of signature verification. The systems have to rate the probability of authorship and non-authorship of signatures. In particular they have to detect skilled forgeries (simulated and disguised signatures) from genuine signatures of a reference writer. Furthermore, the results will be compared to forensic handwriting examiners (FHEs) opinions on the same tasks. As such, to the best of the authors’ knowledge, this scenario will be the first attempt in literature to relate system performances to the performance of FHEs who gave their opinion on exactly the the same signatures.


German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz